1940-05-23 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Ceferino Garcia, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1940-05-23 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Ceferino Garcia, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Donovan. Scorecards: 9-5, 10-5, 7-6. A veteran of nine years in the ring, Overlin (159) was not expected to bother the champion, but in giving a clever exhibition of boxing and fighting he nullified Garcia’s aggression much to the surprise of the fans. Setting his own pace, Overlin prevented Garcia (154½) from getting his famed bolo punch to work for much of the time and it was only towards the end when tiring that blows began to get through. Even then Overlin remained cool, stabbing in sharp lefts and dancing out of range before tying Garcia up. There were no knockdowns, although Garcia was momentarily on the floor in the opening session from a left hook to the body that was ruled a slip by the referee.